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The Unofficial Guide to Being a Grown Man

Would you follow these rules?

Do you agree with these types of lists?

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Derrick Rose Helps Bring Pizza Chain Back From Brink of Bankruptcy

All-star's minority investment an upshot for pizza chain

Derrick Rose makes his official comeback in Chicago Thursday night

By Darren Sands

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Independent artist Carolyn Malachi utilizes the power of social media to spread her artistry (Image: Carolyn Malachi/Facebook)

Grammy Nominated Artist Carolyn Malachi On the Power of Social and Her Blerd Appeal

Singer, songwriter and producer strikes chord with many blerds

During downtime on her recent tour, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with the Queen of Blerd Music…

By Janel Martinez

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How Do You Get Started on your Business Continuity Plan?

How Do You Get Started on your Business Continuity Plan?

Advice from experts for keeping your business running incase of an emergency

The actions you take towards protecting your business can mean the difference between surviving or…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Find Out How to Get Your Product on a Wal-Mart Shelf

Do you think your product belong on the prize Wal-Mat shelves?

Supplier diversity is Wal-Mart’s MVP

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Financial Planning Tips for New Entrepreneurs

So you want to be a boss? Make sure your finances are in order first

After years of running the proverbial rat race, you’re thinking of starting a business

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Stephen Curry is making his mark on and off the court this season. He is Under Armour's newest signee.

NBA Renews Deal With Under Armour, Sears

As Under Armour fills basketball roster, NBA strengthens ties

Terms of the deal were not disclosed

By Darren Sands

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Top Expert Tips on How to Save With Coupons

Savings and coupon advice from money expert Sami Cone

You’ll never know how much you can save until you realize how much you’re spending

By Sheiresa Ngo

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’12 Years A Slave’ Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor Talks Solomon Northup

Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor discusses his role as Solomon Northup

Have you seen the movie?

By Sasha King

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Shopping While Black? ‘Treme’ Star Sues Macy’s in NYC for Racial Profiling

Rob Brown was arrested in Macy's after purchasing a Movado watch for his mother birthday

Have you been racially profiled entering a store?

By Sasha King

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight on Cupcake Company Founder Jessy Blanchard

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on the Urban Business Roundtable: Cupcake entrepreneur Jessy Blanchard; Wealth expert Dr. Dennis…

By Pepper Miller

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Aflac Sales Leader Finds Rewards in Taking the Wheel

Lisa Hutcherson has made amazing strides at AFLAC growing through the ranks of the company…

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For Darrell Wallace Jr., an Add of a Victory to His Brand’s Winning Smile

Maybe you knew Bubba Wallace as a photogenic, affable driver on NASCAR's Truck series. Now attention is in overdrive --thanks to NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program and the determination of one of the sport's hottest rising star

Darrell Wallace Jr.’s brand has transformed just 19 races into young career

By Darren Sands

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Career Servant: 3 Steps to Standing Out via Service

Volunteering not only serves organization, but your professional bottom line

You can maximize your career success options by simply doing good deeds on a daily…

By Antoine Moss

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Power OOTD: Workin’ That Peplum

Popular trend can be both slimming and chic

Peplum has been quite the trendy fashion statement for several years. Here’s how to rock…

By Shea Zephir

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SBA Honors Nation's Top Small Businesses

SBA Lending Activity in FY 2013 Shows SBA Continuing to Help Small Businesses Grow

In 2013, SBA supported more than $29 billion in lending to small businesses

Since President Obama took office, SBA has supported more than $126 billion in lending to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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12 Tips for Improving Low-Tech Industries With High-Tech Offerings

Tips for an entrepreneur looking to use a high-tech offering to improve a traditionally low-tech…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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U.S. Global Business Solutions Initiative To Increase Small Business Exports

New Survey Shows Growth in Small Business Exporting

Small businesses report an unclear understanding of where to start

Small businesses seeing opportunities available to them via exporting and viewing their goods and/or services…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Wealth Builder Spotlight: The Inspirational Story of Kanyessa McMahon

Learn how this young boss is growing her money through entrepreneurship

After a frustrating four-month stint at a video production company, she acted on her entrepreneurial…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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ABC Shark Tank’s Chef Big Shake Goes Up Against Major Brands With Crowdfunding

Shawn Davis launches his Shrimp Burger Revolution Tour

Big Shake is the originator of the original shrimp burger

By Carolyn M. Brown

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American Apparel Showcases Offensive Halloween Display

Ebony.com writer discusses her feelings on the American Apparel Halloween display

Did you ever see the display?

By Sasha King

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Recognizing and Managing the 5 Stages of Small Business Growth

Here's how to know whether your business is growing or not

Understanding the stages of small business growth and inherent problems can help you assess where…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Kevin Powell Launches BK [Building Knowledge] Nation

Activist Kevin Powell launches BK (Building Knowledge) Nation

The activist and author continues to give back

By Sasha King

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Learn and Win Prizes in AARP/Black Enterprise’s Small Business University

Four-week webinar series offers expert guidance to entrepreneurs looking to start and grow small businesses

Black Enterprise Small Business University offers expert advice to entrepreneurs looking to start and grow…

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City of Detroit CFO Resigns After Distasteful Trayvon Martin Comment

Jim Bonsall, the former CFO of Detroit, resigned amidst an investigation into distasteful comments referring to Trayvon Martin.

Detroit CFO, Jim Bonsall was reported asking “if he could shoot someone in a hoodie”

By Sasha King

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How to Use Your Love of Facebook in Your Job Search

If you’re a Facebook fanatic, try incorporating these steps in your job search.

By Janell Hazelwood

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EA Sports Ends Partnership With Tiger Woods

Partnership made less business sense with decline in sales

Makes sense for the gaming brand

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Survey Details Workers’ Most Ridiculous Excuses for Missing Work

More than 30% of workers call out sick when they aren't

New survey finds that more than 30 percent of workers called out sick when they…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Components of a Website That Sells

Here’s what you should consider when creating your website

If you’re thinking about building or redesigning your website, here are the three components you’ll…

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African Diaspora Awards to Kick Off with UN Ambassadorial Tour for Young Professionals

Tour will facilitate networking and career development

To kick off the African Diaspora Awards, Applause Africa is hosting the ADA Ambassadorial Tour…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[VIDEO] Kyrie Irving is Back as Uncle Drew in Pepsi MAX Short

Viral short features Maya Moore, Nate Robinson

What do you think of the Uncle Drew role?

By Darren Sands

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Business Continuity Tips Discussed at Free Webinar Hosted by SBA and Agility Recovery

Hurricane Sandy Anniversary: A Primer on Catastrophe Tax Deduction

Know what you're entitled to in the event of a disaster

If another major disaster were to strike, help may be available

By Shandra Hill Smith

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Watch Black Enterprise SVP Alfred A. Edmond Jr. at Small Business University

Check out the last installment of our Black Enterprise Small Business University campaign

Edmonds Jr discusses some of the best practices on social media to move your business…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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SBA Hosts Twitter Chat for Young Entrepreneurs on Business Start Up

Founder of Travelocity.com to Offer Insights on Developing Digital Relationships Webinar

Webinar features Terry Jones, founder & former CEO of Travelocity.com

The latest webinar from Verizon will show small-business owners & executives how to network and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Title III of The JOBS Act Passes: A Major Win for Minority Businesses

The shift in securities laws will make it easier to access capital for startups

With Title III in place, investors don’t have to have $1 million net worth in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Personality Compatibility: Take note of substantive interactions with your potential mentor. As with any long-term relationship, it's important to make sure your personalities complement each other. Be aware of communication habits, goals and mindset on pursuit of goals. Also, some mentors have personal qualities that one aspires to. If that's the case for you, be sure to choose someone who has positive personality traits you would like to strengthen.

6 Tips for Making Mentorships Work

Mentorship needs commitment from both sides

Here is some advice

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business Resilient in the Face of Harsh February Weather, According to Direct Capital Lending Index

U.S. Small Business “Uniquely Vulnerable” to Climate Change, Extreme Weather

2011 and 2012 were the two most extreme years on record for destructive weather events

An estimated 25 percent of small to mid-sized businesses do not reopen following a major…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Founded by James Norman, GroupFlix offers its subscribers shows from premium channels (Image: GroupFlix)

Tech Startup of the Week: GroupFlix Offers New-Age TV Viewers a Much Needed Alternative

James Norman is giving power to the viewers

Detroit native James Norman spoke with BlackEnterprise.com about what GroupFlix offers that competitors like Amazon…

By Janel Martinez

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5 Ways Men Can Give Their Appearance a Boost

Some tips not to impress the ladies, but give yourself a whole new look

Are you in need of a full makeover?

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Five Legal Terms Every Business Owner Should Know

Many Small Businesses Don’t Seek Legal Help Despite Risks

Owners can't make critical decisions without advice from an attorney

A majority of America’s smallest businesses – those with 250 employees or less – go…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Not In It For the Money: Entrepreneurs Not Motivated Soley by Cash [Study]

Business owners cite other reasons for starting their own companies.

A new survey reveals most business owners don’t have riches on their mind when starting…

By C. Daniel Baker

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BlackEnterprise.com’s Bermuda Getaway Contest Winner [Photos]

Bermuda winner, Wendy's, vacation photos

Check out these hot photos

By Sasha King

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Average 30-Year Mortgage Rate Dips to 4.13%

Rates drop the lowest level in four months

Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows the average rates on fixed mortgages in the…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Jeff Bezos Runs The Most Intense Mentorship Program In Tech

Would you like this job?

Jeff Bezos has someone follow him around daily

By C. Daniel Baker

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Knicks guard Raymond Felton recently visited Under Armour headquarters before a recent preseason game in Baltimore.

Under Armour Highlights Raymond Felton Visit to Headquarters

Knicks guard is brand's presence in No. 1 media market

Check out Raymond Felton’s recent visit to Under Armour

By Darren Sands

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How to Make Your Name a Rockstar Brand Like Martha Stewart’s

Can your name become as big as Martha's?

Can our names become rockstar brands like Martha’s, too?

By C. Daniel Baker

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6 Steps to Skew Any Job Interview in Your Favor

Use this strategy in planning your approach for your next opportunity

Use this strategy to go into your interview with confidence and seal the deal.

By Janell Hazelwood

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If you are considering offering a retirement plan for your employees, doing so before the end of the year could provide tax benefits.  Your business might be eligible for a $500 tax credit for the first three years of your plan to help defray setup costs. In addition, any employer contributions to employee plans enjoy tax deductions, and a business owner can realize personal tax savings by contributing to a plan.

5 Must-Haves to Get Your Retirement Plan Started

Financial planner offers tips to help get you on the right track

Financial planner offers tips to help get you on the right track

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Set Yourself up for Financial Success [Infographic]

MetLife provides money management tips for young adults

Paying careful attention to your finances is the key to achieving financial freedom

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Female Tech Leaders Honored at “Women of Color” Event

Chrysler Group professionals get top awards

Women professionals of color from Chrysler group honored as leaders in STEM leadership.

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Typical Business Mistakes to Avoid

5 Common Business Mistakes To Avoid

Here are some suggestions on how to avoid these errors

Business ownership requires a lot of hard work

By C. Daniel Baker

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How to Create and Run a Successful Yard Sale

Here's how to maximize your profits at a yard sale

Have you ever done a yard sale?

By Sasha King

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Women Continue to See Gains in Employment

Black male jobless rate still far surpassing women in same age group

Reports indicate women seeing gains in employment, while men lag behind, especially minority men.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Jimmy Rollins (left) and Harold Reynolds will help anchor Fox's expansive coverage of the World Series.

Jimmy Rollins, Harold Reynolds Lend Cache to FOX Sports’ World Series Coverage

Current, former player on biggest stage for FOX broadcast

Jimmy Rollins and Harold Reynolds will both have huge roles at the World Series

By Darren Sands

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Wells Fargo Presents Video Series on Paying for College

Educational series offers tips to help students navigate the financial aid process

Wells Fargo recently produced a series of videos focused on financing college

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Register for ChallengeHER: Opportunities for Women in Federal Contracting – January 22, 2014

Twenty-Five D.C. Area Entrepreneurs to Receive 2013 Women of Color Award

Hosted by 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C. and Women Presidents' Organization

Privately held women-owned and led firms provided a net increase in employment opportunities that have…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Why Your Bone Health Matters

Dr. Stephen Honig, director at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, sheds light on osteoporosis

Almost 44 million U.S. women and men age 50 and older suffer from osteoporosis and…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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5 Golden Rules of Customer Retention

How to Get Positive Customer Reviews Online

Here’s an online tool to help you manage, maximize, and monetize customer feedback

By being proactive, entrepreneurs can have a big impact on how their companies are presented…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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SEC Changes Expected to Ease Funding Challenges for Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs

There are 8.7 million accredited investor households eligible to invest in the U.S.

The SEC lifted the ban on general solicitation changing an 80-year-old securities law to help…

By C. Daniel Baker

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It’s Criticism, Not Hate: How to Take Critique in the Workplace

Don't lose the lesson while you're all in your feelings

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No one is always right or does everything perfect. It’s a fact of life.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Prada’s 2nd Black Campaign Model Ever, Malaika Firth, Featured in Vogue

Malaika Firth becomes Prada's first black campaign model in 20 years

Malaika Firth will soon be a household name

By Sasha King

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Fast Food Workers in US Struggle With Low Wages

Wage hikes go unheard as fast food workers receive federal assistance.

Although the fast food industry brings in billions of dollars a year, full-time workers get…

By Sasha King

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Terry Crews Gives Fans Workout Tips to Use

Knowing the importance of staying fit and eating healthy, Terry Crews tells BE readers how he's kept his six pack for so many years.

Terry Crews shares the workout routine that continues landing him the Blockbuster roles.

By Amber McKynzie

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Career Change Game: Six Hot Skills to Include On Your Resume

These traits can apply to almost any industry

These top qualities are an asset for any company—and should be included on your resume,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power OOTD: Suit Up In Houndstooth

How to rock a pattern that's making a subtle comeback

This black-and-white checked print is making a subtle comeback. Here’s how to rock it in…

By Shea Zephir

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One-on-One Exclusive: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Talks Business Development

Agriculture and energy key emerging areas for business investors

BlackEnterprise.com’s exclusive one-on-one interview with Nigeria’s President Jonathan Goodluck on business development and investment opportunities.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Sage Steele Will Join ESPN’s NBA Countdown as Host

New role part of multi-year extension

Sage Steele will bring a veteran presence to new role

By Darren Sands

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Small Business Resilient in the Face of Harsh February Weather, According to Direct Capital Lending Index

One Year after Superstorm Sandy, Many Small Businesses Aren’t Prepared for the Next Disaster

Small businesses are still at risk for downtime following a natural disaster

Nearly one year after Superstorm Sandy, small businesses are still at risk for downtime and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How to Properly Assess and Compete With Your Competition

Watch Derrick Webster Talk Pricing for Your Business at Small Business University

If you want to grow your business, visit Derrick and earn points towards prizes by answering questions about his presentations

Join us for week 3 of Small Business University

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Boardwalk Empire’s Dr. Narcisse: 3 Career Lessons on Influence and Power

Show's villian can teach a thing or two about boosting the boss moves---barring murder and mischief

Dr. Narcisse of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” can teach a thing or two about boosting the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Introduces New "Pitch Room" Contest for Small Business Owners and Hosts Small Business Mentoring Session in New York City

Samuel Adams Hosts Second Annual Small Business Speed Coaching in Washington, DC

Samuel Adams supports small business owners through a combination of micro-lending and mentoring

Speed coaching helps many small business owners

By C. Daniel Baker

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Retiring on Time is No Longer Realistic for Many Americans

An increasing number of workers will remain in the workforce longer than anticipated

If you’ve come to the realization that you won’t be able to fully retire when…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Mary J. Blige to Sing World Series National Anthem in Boston

On deck: Blige performance for Game 1

Second time she performs in a World Series

By Darren Sands

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Moving Back to Nigeria: U.S-Trained Professional Shares His Career Experience

Engineer shares day-to-day life, challenges and triumphs

A U.S-trained engineer took the leap to return to Africa, and shares his day-to-day challenges…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Africa-America Institute CEO Talks Authoritative Confidence for Women Leaders

Amini Kajunju gives her strategy for global leadership achievement

Africa-America Institute CEO Amini Kajunju shares her insights on strategic career building for prospective women…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Grambling did not play a scheduled game against Jackson State Saturday.

Grambling Players Announce They Will Return to Practice, Play Saturday

Development ends saga over inferior equipment, facilities

Grambling football players boycotted last Saturday’s game in protest

By Steven J Gaither

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Stephen Curry is making his mark on and off the court this season. He is Under Armour's newest signee.

On Eve of NBA Season, Stephen Curry Steps Into the Spotlight With Under Armour

After leaving Nike, Curry ready to take center stage with a new brand

Stephen Curry is one of the league’s emerging stars and most coveted endorsers

By Darren Sands

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Watch Ramon Ray Teach You Internet Marketing at Small Business University

The tech expert educates our audience

Join us for week 2 of Small Business University

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Watch Melinda Emerson Educate You on Essentials for Your Business at Small Business University

Earn points and possibly win prizes for answering questions about these presentations you viewed

Enjoy Melinda’s informative lessons

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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From Diddy Dreams to Transforming Teens: Pervis Taylor III’s Story

Pervis pursued his dreams diligently and gained a scholarship to attend the University of Miami as a Marketing major and Music Business minor

He may not be P. Diddy, but he’s making his own impact in a major…

By Mia N. Hall

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Six Surprising Tax Code Changes for Small Businesses

Some 4th quarter tactics to help keep more of what you earn during 2013

These changes slipped under the radar

By Carolyn M. Brown

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President Obama to Address Website Glitches

Administration working to fix healthcare application process plagued with problems since open enrollment

Will this issue be fixed soon?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Roland Martin to Headline News Show on NewsOne Now

TV One introduces a news show to their lineup

The show entitled ‘NewsOne Now’ will cover news that affects the African American community

By Sasha King

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Cool Jobs: Twin Educators Talk Balancing Career and Passion for the Business of Art

Sharon and Karen Mackey prove that anyone can re-pave and reinvent professional paths

Sharon Mackey and Karen Mackey, founders, Mackey Twins Art Gallery (Image: Mackey Twins Art Gallery)
We…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Could Managers Learn a Thing or Two From Video Games? Apparently, Yes

Take a page from developers to entice millennials to excel in the workplace

One writer says that if managers can tap into the strategy game developers use, they…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Engagement Ring: A Gift from the Heart or Jewel for the Ego?

Focus less on the ring and more on the relationship

Why would a woman contribute toward the purchase of an engagement ring meant to be…

By Kenny Pugh

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Job-Seeking Deal Breakers: Top Talent and Hiring Managers Weigh In

New study reflects turn offs for both companies and job candidates

In a new CareerBuilder survey, job seekers and hiring managers weigh in on deal breakers,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Avoid These Common Business Mistakes

No matter what you do, you're going to make mistakes in the beginning

Running a business is tricky

By C. Daniel Baker

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7 Smart, Post-Internship Actions to Land the Gig

How to see long-term, residual affects long after it's over

Make the most of your internship experience and see positive residual effects even long after…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How WBENC Helps Companies & Women-Owned Businesses

The event featured a plethora of speakers who were really focused on benefitting the WBEs

The organization continues to support the causes of women entrepreneurs

By C. Daniel Baker

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How We Manage Money in the U.S. [Infographic]

A snapshot of how people in the United States approach finances

Get a peek into how people in the United States approach household finances, budget preparation,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Celebrated Chef Marcus Samuelsson to Receive Spirit of Africa Award at Gala Event

Entrepreneur and Chef Marcus Samuelsson to Receive Spirit of Africa Award at Gala Event

Over 600 people are expected in support of African entrepreneurship at Chelsea Piers

A host of stars from entertainment, fashion & sport will join the business, banking &…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Focus on Diversity Can Drive the Bottom Line, Speaker Says

Those are all good reasons, but businesses should also look for ways in which an emphasis on diversity can help drive growth

Diversity is key for any business to succeed

By C. Daniel Baker

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Chances Are, You Won’t Be Able to Afford College

The high cost of a higher education might stop some from achieving their dreams

Student loan debt is surpassing $1 trillion in national debt as well as mortgage and…

By Roy Paul

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National Association of Women Business Owners Partners with LeanIn.org

Why Bringing Women-Owned Business into the Supply Chain Makes Sense

Supplier diversity is key for women's advancement

One of the primary ways that large companies can sustainably empower women is through supplier…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Style Bloggers of Color Attendees Learn the Business of Blogging at 2nd Annual Conference

Strength of Nature’s Beautiful Textures presents 2013 Style Bloggers of Color Conference

Founded by Mattie James of Mattieologie, the two-day conference featured a bevy of social media…

By Janel Martinez

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Restaurants and wine brands showcased their dishes and wares in an atmosphere that advocated for minority entrepreneurship and global boss moves, including, Bed Vyne Wine, Buka, House of Mandela Wines, Jollof,  Katra, La Caye, Les  Ambassades, Le Souk Harem,  Madiba, Ponty Bistro, Queen of Sheba,  Shrine NYC and Toast 105.

New York’s First African Restaurant Week Kicks Off With Tasting Event

Top chefs and entrepreneurs showcase talents and wares among professionals

During African Restaurant Week in New York, diners can enjoy prix-fix three-course meals at several…

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More Optimistic About Financial Well-Being

Sources of Financial Advice You Can Afford

Don't let fear of the costs of hiring a financial planner stop you from getting the help you need to improve your financial situation.

Many of us know that we need financial advice from qualified professionals, but we often…

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The Lynn twins' work has been collected by celebrities and industry leaders including Earl Graves, Sr., Bill Cosby, Kanye West and Bob Johnson. They have enjoyed more than 15 years of success walking the professional path they say chose them.


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Mackey Sisters Present Landmark Twins Exhibit at NYC’s Schomburg

Jerry and Terry Lynn showcase talent and talk professional passion

The Mackey Twins Art Gallery presented a landmark two-day event at New York’s Schomburg to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Challenge to Ban on Race in College Admissions

The Supreme Court hears arguments challenging Michigan’s Proposal 2, which has led to a decline…

By Robin White Goode

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What do Potential Employees Value Most in a Company?

Higher Growth Rates for Small Businesses That Use PEOs

Professional employer organizations can help grow you business

Small businesses that use professional employer organizations have an employment growth rate that is nearly…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Artist Delano Brown Talks Art and Fashion

“I’m in the art game, not the fashion game" - Delano Brown

A 22 year old who fuses his art into fashion

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Gregory Porter Readies for Global Shows with ‘Liquid Spirit’ LP

Gregory Porter releases his third album and prepares to tour

Jazz singer Gregory Porter has released his third album Liquid Spirit

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7 Beauty Products for Better Black Skin

Want better skin year round? Check out these beauty tips

With the seasonal changes come changes with your skin

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Eve’s Career Evolution from Rapper to Actress and More

Eve discusses the different directions her career has taken

Eve returned to the music scene with the release of her album Lip Lock last…

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight on Auto Dealership Mogul Gregory Jackson

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on the Urban Business Roundtable: Prestige Automotive Group CEO Gregory Jackson; The Money…

By Pepper Miller

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Jazz Musician Wynton Marsalis Talks New Album

Wynton Marsalis discusses his new abyssinian gospel tour

Yes, Wynton Marsalis has soul

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Red Lobster Waitress Receives $10,000 Tip After Racist Incident

A racial slur left on a receipt, leads to a job suspension and then a $10,000 tip

Who said racism still isn’t an issue?

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Taco Bell Announces Doritos Cool Ranch Taco Release Date

NBA, Taco Bell Expand Marketing Partnership

Brand will continue as title-sponsor of Skills Challenge

NBA expanding relationship with Taco Bell that began in 2009

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TIAA-CREF Release Results of Financial Advice Survey

Survey shows some are fearful when it comes to managing money

A random group of 1,000 adults across the nation were asked about their attitudes, preferences…

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The Business of Mommy Blogging

12 Ideas for Revamping Your Boring Company Blog

How to spruce up your company's content

Tips to sprucing up your company’s blog content.

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LeBron James Covers ESPN the Magazine NBA Preview

LBJ dishes on MJ, lessons learned and being the best

Chris Broussard asked James if he wishes he had more of a relationship with his…

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Cool Jobs: Twin Artists Talk Synergy in Making a Living with a Brush

Jerry and Terry Lynn have unbreakable bond--whether separate or together

Twin artists Jerry and Terry Lynn talk professional synergy, choosing their calling and advice for…

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Power OOTD: Leather Chic for the Office

How to rock one of fall's hottest trends without breaking dress code

It may not be in the dress-for-success playbook, but a little leather never hurt anybody.…

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Steve Mills this year became the Knicks team president and general manager. He was previously was president of Madison Square Garden.

Steve Mills Relishes New Role With New York Knicks

For Mills, returning to Madison Square Garden, and closer to the game than ever, is welcomed chance

Steve Mills, 54, was the subject of a lengthy profile in the New York Times

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5 Things to Look For In An Online Customer Support Platform

Here's how to vet an online customer service platform

Here are five steps to take when vetting a software-as-a-service (SaaS) or crowdsourced platform for…

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Professional Diversity Network Launches Inaugural Diversity Recruitment Conference in Chicago, IL

The US total diversity labor force currently exceeds 56 million individuals

Professional Diversity Network, announced today that it will host its inaugural Professional Diversity Networking Conference…

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Cameroon to Host 38th African Travel Association Congress #ATACameroon

The ATA Congress aims at promoting the African tourism destination and encourage African Americans to come back home to know their culture.

Stay tuned for exclusive BlackEnterprise.com coverage, live from Cameroon at the ATA Congress

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Why You Need a Business Relationship Banker

Maggie Harris has a $1M line of credit thanks to an ongoing banking relationship with Wells Fargo

Maggie M. Harris has been in the government contracting business since graduating from college

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New NSBA Survey Shows IT Cost, Security Major Concerns for Small Business

Survey Highlights IT Cost & Security as Major Concerns for Small Business

Small-business use of technology has dramatically increased over the past three years.

94 percent of small-business owners say they are concerned about cybersecurity while nearly half…

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Starter Apparel is Coming Back for the Title Belt

Once an '80s style game heavyweight, Starter experienced a hard fall in the mid '90s. Now, they're gearing up for their resurgence

Starter is making a comeback, with former NFL linebacker Carl Banks helping to lead the…

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Community Organizations Preserve West Oakland National Historic Landmark

Community Organizations Come Together to Preserve Black Oakland Landmark

How Bay Property enabled three nonprofits to purchase a historic landmark.

How 3 nonprofits came together to purchase the national historic African-American landmark Liberty Hall in…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Top Performers: All Roads Lead to Mindfulness

Re-evaluating the way you go about your tasks can lead to less stress on the job

How can we truly quiet our minds and produce great work, without falling victim to…

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Former NBA Player Antonio Davis Accused of Stealing from Ex Wife’s Account

Kendra Rae Davis accuses her soon to be ex-husband of stealing from their joint account

Former Chicago Bulls player Antonio Davis is getting divorced from his wife of 19 years

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Cool Jobs: Young Activist Inspires Next Generation of Global Leaders

The Give 1 Project is a global organization that aims to engage young people as leaders in creating and building strong and healthy communities

Niang, since living and working in the United States has explored an extensive political background…

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Confused About the Mentoring Process? 6 Tips to Help

What do you think a mentor really is?

A mentor relationship doesn’t have to be formal, complicated or time-consuming.

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Government Shutdown Hurting Business Travel and Travel Industry

Roughly 40 percent of respondents say the shutdown has impacted them

The government shutdown is severely impacting the $273 billion dollar business travel industry, creating uncertainty…

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Young PR Powerhouse Talks Work-Life Balance

Nikkia McClain took a leap of faith that led to big wins and fulfillment

As the owner of a boutique public relations firm, Nikkia McClain of Tene Nicole PR,…

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Gwyneth Paltrow, seen with Beyonce and Jay-Z is at the center of an N-word Twitter controversy. (Photo: File)

Vanity Fair Names ‘The Carters’ As The Number One Power Company

Jay Z and Beyonce the most powerful couple

Jay Z and Beyonce have been known as an “it” couple for quite some time

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Surprised? Arsenio Hall Show Ratings Dip

Are you surprised by the drop?

With Arsenio Hall’s return to the talk show circuit came a week of great ratings

By Sasha King

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Tech Startup of the Week: Pigeonly, Data Company Takes Flight with $1 Million Seed Investment

NewME alum and Pigeonly CEO provides platform that connects prison population and outside world

Frederick Hutson is the founder and CEO of Pigeonly, a data company that supports connections…

By Janel Martinez

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Boardroom to the Bush: Suit Up and Safari Through South Africa

Sun International is making it especially easy for business travelers heading to Johannesburg to see more than just the inside of a boardroom

Enjoy the adventure after working hard on your vacation

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Earvin “Magic” Johnson, ESPN NBA Countdown Part Ways

NBA Hall of Famer cites schedule, other commitments

ESPN’s NBA Countdown show will have a new look this year

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Hollywood power couple Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres accept the Visionary Artist award.

PHOTOS: Harlem School of the Arts Honors Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres and Leaders in Philanthropy

Entrepreneurs Janice S. and Christopher J. Williams among honorees for leadership

On Oct. 8, the Harlem School of the Arts honored leaders in business and Hollywood…

By Janell Hazelwood

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10th Annual National Small Business Federal Contracting Week

Government Shutdown is Hurting Black Contractors And Entrepreneurs

Minority owned firms are facing increased hardships and financial losses

As the shutdown drags on, it could hurt 20% of their business, according to a…

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Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres Talk Business of the Arts at NYC Benefit Gala

Honorees tout key to being as passionate about business as you are your craft

At Harlem School of the Arts’ fall benefit, award-winning actors detail support of arts and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Federal Reserve Releases New $100 Bills

The Federal Reserve releases new $100 bills.

The new $100 dollar bill has made its way into circulation in an attempt by…

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How Two Women Live on $32k in Waco, Texas and Brooklyn, NY

Where would you get the most bang for your buck?

Would you sacrifice NYC’s amenities for a much bigger home?

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Humble Beginnings! Steve Harvey Reveals Homeless Past

Our favorite comedian once hit rock bottom

Even the humblest of beginnings can have a great outcome

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How to Save on Grocery Shopping by Making These Treats at Home

Take care of your health and your budget with these homemade food choices

Indulging in a healthy treat can be hard with a busy schedule and a low…

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The NFL will next year play a total of three regular season games at London's Wembley Stadium. It feted London's famed Regent Street with a NFL-style block party last month.

Q&A: London & Partners CEO Gordon Innes on the NBA, NFL and the Olympic Legacy

London's local economy gets big boost from American leagues. Could a franchise be just around the corner?

London & Partners CEO talks in-depth about the prospect of globalization of two American sports…

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How to Get the Best Deals on Fall Shopping

Tips from shopping expert Patrice J. Williams

Now that Fall is here, it’s time to pack away your pastels and break out…

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Funkmaster Flex Named Creative Director of Loud Digital

In his new position, Flex will help develop next generation digital properties and apps for Loud's owned and operated portfolio.

Flex will create new original content with Loud’s celebrity publishers, and act as an ambassador…

By Kimberly Wilson

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2013 Best Companies for Diversity

A compiled list of companies with the most diverse employees

The companies that appear on the HispanicBusiness 2013 Best Companies for Diversity list are not…

By Sasha King

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Emmy Award Winning Journalist Provides 6 Tips for Wealth Building

Money management expert Valerie Morris explains how to start a financial plan

BLACK ENTERPRISE spoke with Morris during the American Express OPEN for Women: CEO BootCamp, a…

By Alan Hughes

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: United States’ “Money Maker” Larry Felix

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on the Urban Business Roundtable: Director of the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and…

By Pepper Miller

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The Racial Issues ‘Scandal’s Season 3 Premiere Raised

Uptown Magazine delves into Scandal's Olivia Pope

Uptown Magazine writer Bee Quammie deciphers the reason why Olivia Pope ticks

By Sasha King

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No one will soon forget Terrell Owens's memorable, "Getcha popcorn ready" quote.

Terrell Owens to Appear on Iyanla Vanzant’s ‘Fix My Life’

Terrell Owens to be featured on the premiere episode of 'Fix My Life"

Former pro football player Terrell Owens will be on the season premiere episode

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Kevin Hart Sitcom Greenlit for ABC

ABC is moving forward with the pilot for a sitcom based on Kevin Hart's life

Stand up comedian Kevin Hart has come a long way the last few years

By Sasha King

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